Summary: I have been looking for a replacement for an older photoprinter to print greeting cards that my wife paints and I shoot then print on medium weight card stock. I do this as well as print photos. The A50 is the answer and then some. The straight paper path permits feeding card stock easily and the print quality is excellent.I went through two other printers before picking the right one. Thanks Epson!
Summary: I've had my Ep Artisan 50 for 3.5 years now. I love the DVD/CD printing capability that delivers a pretty good professional like label for my wedding customers. What I find vexing, is the fickleness of operations. Once you get it set up, the printer is steady and reliable. If it hiccups, loses power or needs a new cartridge, then it could be down for hours and could require a few calls to Epson tech support. The tech support are great, but the process is tedious.
Summary: I've only had it a week or so and haven't had the time to play with it that I would like. Initial attempts to print brought mixed results. Some images were perfect others that were from my files were dreadful with harsh overdone chroma. I'm told I can call the tech to get the printer more compatible to my computer colorwise. I hope that is true. Dread explaining it to the tech -- that's usually a pain.
Summary: There are a lot of printers out there that print good pictures. Some of these printers print great pictures but they cost a lot of money. This printer gets great professional quality prints for the fraction of the cost of the other printers. Very vivid colors, very clean prints. If you outgrow this printer, then you'll be ready to jump into the R series of Epson printers.
Summary: I bought this printer for outputting my graphic design, school assignments. Once I figured out the proper print settings, the colors were a perfect match to my monitor. Even the smallest details were crisp.
It's easy to get lost in the advance of technology
8 July 2014
Summary: When I first purchased my Epson Artisan 50 Inkjet Printer, it seemed to do a reasonably good job, but by no means could it produce the quality images I was able to get with my old and burnt out Epson Stylus Photo R800. The R800 produced consistently great color renditions of what I wanted in my prints. On the other hand, the Artisan 50 worked really well for my custom greeting cards.